President Lincoln’s Cottage, Washington DC — Events

President Lincoln developed the Emancipation Proclamation while living here at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington, DC. Lincoln’s time here bookends the Civil War–he first visited the grounds three days after his inauguration and last rode out to the site the day before his assassination. While living at the Cottage for 13 months from 1862-1864, Lincoln regularly commuted to the White House. The Cottage opened to the public in 2008.

Address: 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, DC Hours: Daily, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Phone: 202-829-0436 Online: www.lincolncottage.org

Events

  • Cottage Conversation: Midnight in America

    Apr 20, 2017 6:00 pm

    Where: President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home

    140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

    When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 | Reception, 6:00 pm Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center | Lecture, 6:30 pm President Lincoln’s Cottage

    Details: On Thursday, April 20th, join us as author Jonathan White and Michael Bishop of the George Washington University’s National Churchill Library, discuss White’s book, Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War.

    Mr. White is an associate professor of American Studies and a senior fellow with the Center for American Studies at Christopher Newport University.  He is the author or editor of eight books and more than seventy-five articles, essays and reviews.  He serves on the boards of several organizations dedicated to the study of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, as well as the Ford’s Theatre Advisory Council.  His recent book, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln, was selected by Civil War Monitor as one of the best books of 2014, was a Finalist both for the Lincoln Prize and the Jefferson Davis Prize, and won the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s 2015 Book Prize.  His newest book, Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War will be published by the University of North Carolina Press in March 2017.

    Mr. Bishop is the Director of the National Churchill Library and Center at the George Washington University. He is also the Executive Director of the International Churchill Society, and a freelance book reviewer, writer, and historian on various topics including Winston Churchill, the First World War, and Abraham Lincoln.

    Cost: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception. Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above.

    To purchase tickets and RSVP, email Michelle Martz at MMartz@lincolncottage.org or call (202) 688-3735.

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  • Cottage Conversation: The Quartermaster

    May 24, 2017 6:00 pm

    Where: President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home

    140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

    When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 |  Reception, 6:00 pm Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center | Lecture, 6:30 pm President Lincoln’s Cottage

    Details: Our May Cottage Conversation will feature The Quartermaster: Montgomery C, Meigs, Lincoln’s General, Master Builder of the Union Army, by author Robert O’Harrow Jr. Stay tuned for more event details and guest speakers.

    Mr. O’Harrow  is a reporter with the investigative unit of The Washington Post who has focused on data privacy, cyber security, federal contracting and the financial world. Last year, he focused on the presidential election, writing about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. O’Harrow is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of the 2005 book No Place to Hide, about data profiling, surveillance and national security.

    Cost: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception. Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above.

    To purchase tickets and RSVP, email Michelle Martz at MMartz@lincolncottage.org or call (202) 688-3735.

    Click here for more information.

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